Holidays and Closures

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Additional Closures 
Embassy Seoul’s Nonimmigrant Visa Unit will be closed to the public on every first Wednesday of the month until July 2019. In the month of February 2019, we will be closed to the public on Wednesday, February 13th.  The call center will operate under normal business hours during these dates.


The U.S. Embassy observes both U.S. and Korean holidays and will be closed on those dates. The call center observes U.S. and Korean holidays and will also be closed on those dates.

Embassy Dates of Closure

During the year 2019, the Embassy will be closed on the dates shown below.

Dates of Closure - All Dates 2019
Date Day Holiday Country
January 1 Tuesday New Years Day U.S. and South Korea
January 21 Monday Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday U.S.
February 4, 5, 6 Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday Seol-Nal (Lunar New Years Day) South Korea
February 18 Monday President's Day U.S.
March 1 Friday Sam Il Jul (Independence Movement Day) South Korea
May 6 Monday Children's Day South Korea
May 27 Monday Memorial Day U.S.
June 6 Thursday Hyun Choong Il (Memorial Day) South Korea
July 4 Thursday Independence Day U.S.
August 15 Thursday Kwang Bok Jul (Independence Day) South Korea
September 2 Monday Labor Day U.S.
September 12 & 13 Thursday, Friday Chusok (Korean Thanksgiving) South Korea
October 3 Thursday Kae Chun Jul (Nat’l Foundation Day) South Korea
October 9 Wednesday Han Geul Nal (Korean Alphabet Day) U.S.
October 14 Monday Columbus Day South Korea
November 11 Monday Veterans Day U.S.
November 28 Thursday Thanksgiving Day U.S.
December 25 Thursday Christmas Day U.S. and South Korea